Pediatric Gastroenterologist Joins EMMC

01/12/2016

AR.jpgEMMC is pleased to welcome pediatric gastroenterologist Ajay Rana, MD, to its growing team of specialty physicians who care for children and adolescents. As the area’s only pediatric gastroenterologist, Dr. Rana fills an important need in the community.

“When children need medical care, the last thing they and their families want to do is travel long distances,” says Dr. Rana. “I’m excited to bring this specialty to the region so children can receive the care they need closer to home.”

Gastroenterologists care for problems with the digestive organs, including the intestines, stomach, colon, gallbladder, and liver.

Dr. Rana received his medical degree at B. J. Medical College in Pune, India. He completed a pediatric residency at Albany Medical Center and a pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Rana also has a master’s degree in clinical and translational research from the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Rana is currently involved in several research projects that could improve care for irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease in pediatric patients.

For information about how to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rana, please call 275-4290.